ERIC Number: ED405693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Research Design, Measurement Methodologies and Procedures Utilized by OSEP-Funded Projects.
Rosenfield, Sylvia; And Others
This study addressed research collaboration on a range of instructional and administrative issues concerning how best to serve the educational needs of students with disabilities or at risk in general education classrooms. A group of expert researchers (N=31), funded to conduct research on the General Education Initiative (GEI), was interviewed to examine the research variables they selected and their procedures for implementing them. The selected research variables were arrayed against a framework of variables found to be influential in learning. Issues concerning the procedures that researchers follow to select their methods for operationalizing the variables were considered. Needs for technical assistance in this area were presented. Finally, patterns of collaboration and suggestions to facilitate additional collaboration among researchers were elicited. The study found a lack of research on parental factors related to the GEI and on the issues of common demographic and marker variables or instrumentation. Appended are the interview protocol and a list of influential variables in learning addressed by 28 federally funded projects. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia. Center for Research in Human Development and Education.